Steve Shaviro reviews Tomorrow Now by Bruce Sterling, a book that (for an eminent cyberpunk novelist) is perhaps too sane and sensible.
Picking up Lance Olsen’s theme of thinking as digestion, Michael Martone chews on what’s Avant Garde about Baltimore.
The WTC attack considered as a conflict between open and closed systems, a one-system people and a many-system people.
Over 800 pages, the New Media Reader does not exhaust its subject; it even sets the stage for a companion volume.
Ronald Sukenick turns hypercapitalism inside out, and finds no place to hide.
Further on Gertrude Stein, Carole Maso, and the avant garde in U.S. fiction from Lidia Yuknavitch.
Marc Bousquet introduces a forthcoming Altx critical e-book, hosted online by ebr, appearing in five sections through the Fall of 2003. A new ebr thread, Technocapitalism, is built around its concerns.
A first-person narrative of Hactivism, Performance, and growing up at the U.S./Mexico Border from Fran Ilich.
A personal account by novelist Joseph McElroy of the WTC crash (that is: a structure of some outside and inside project encompassing one individual).
Bennett Voyles’ retrospective on the apolitical Nineties, and the fate of democratic electronic activism without content.